Thursday 21 January 2010

Orwell's death, eurosceptic blogging & an apple from 1984

60 years ago, George Orwell died.

And thankfully, Shiraz Socialist has not picked some cheap reference to 1984 but a quote by Orwell that has a lot to do with political blogging.

The first two sentence are already both, inspiring and critical to anyone writing a blog:
"'What I have most wanted to do throughout the last ten years is to make political writing into an art. My starting point is always a feeling of partisanship, a sense of injustice. [...]'"
And since the tech news these days are talking about nothing but some new fancy product Apple is expected to spit out on 27 January, I cannot think about anything but this video:

Replace everything you see with "European Union", including the words spoken on the screen that remind me of the 2020 strategy, and you have the perfect eurosceptic vision of the EU. Just that eurosceptics talk exactly the way the old man talks on the screen, although they feel like the colourful lady with the hammer.

And I don't mention SWIFT and wiretapping and human rights violations and stuff, because Orwell wouldn't want me to use his obit as a cheap excuse for not being able to write good political blog posts without worn-out references to 1984.